Novice woodworker here. SWMBO wanted a new table. The requirements: thick (or thick-looking) table top, with large turned legs and an apron -- farm- table style. The top is 5/4 walnut with 2" wide 5/4 breadboard ends (to give the thicker appearance).
My question is how far should the table top overhang the legs/apron? Most tables I have seen overhang about 1-2 inches. I'm worried that this size overhang will show shadowing between the apron and breadboard ends, and I (actually, she) wants it to look "traditional"
Any tips or advice?
Also, the apron and legs will be painted so I'm using pine for those. Should I attach the top to the apron using the "figure-8" style clips to allow for the different wood movement between the pine and walnut?
Thanks in advance